First of all, I want to thank those of you who pop over here regularly, hoping to see something new! Thank you for your patience and perseverance – I really do appreciate it! I have come up with a work-around for the almost zilch internet that reaches into our motorhome by coming over to a nearby building when I can to play a bit of catch-up. Mostly I’ve been working on the monthly newsletter I put together for SOWERS, and paying bills and other life chores, but today, with that newsletter just about done, I thought I’d try to do a bit of RVThereYet catch-up! And to that end, I figured I’d start with Yesterday.
Ok, not the actual yesterday – that was a pretty standard Monday, but instead the ‘yesterday’ of last month, since I never did do any kind of wrap-up from our time at Standing Stones, located just outside the fun little cowboy town of Wickenburg, AZ.
I know I sound like a broken record sometimes, but we had such a good project! One of the things that I especially loved about this project (aside from the people, the weather and that HOT TUB), was the diversity of work. I guess I’m only speaking for my half of the RVThereYet team, since Gary was pretty much installing those A/C units the whole time. But from my point of view –
I started out on the decorating team for the Friends of the Ministry ‘Gala”,
moved to doing a bit of slice and dice for the actual day,
jumped into some deep cleaning once the festivities were over
and ended up our time there squeezing and sectioning a bazillion (more or less) grapefruit!
We had a great team of ladies, and serving together with them was a joy!
And over at the construction side of the property, the guys made amazing progress. Gary got all the A/C units hooked up and (all but one) running. Joe got the electrical straightened out, the entire exterior was painted and the rest of the framing was (as far as this girl could tell) about done.
We supported the local economy by checking out the local eateries (maybe more than we should’ve),
explored the excellent Cowboy Museum in town (and just a couple of the gift shops)
and even took in a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater put on by the church we’d been attending. (Gary won the Clueless Award for the silly responses he put on the “So who done it?” card. The cactus did it? Really? Silly guy!)
All in all, it was an A+ month. There were several other volunteers there (most were from Mission Builders, a ministry similar to SOWERS, but one had come all the way from Norway!) and we all just blended together – working, praying and playing. I’m pretty sure this is just a small taste of what heaven will be like!
If you’d like to see some additional photos from our time at Standing Stones, you can check out the album HERE!